Recently on my Facebook feed a young woman who I knew as a child posted this message.
I can’t stress this enough. GET OUT OF YOUR HOMETOWN. Even if it’s not forever. Move. Travel. See the world. There is more to life than the same 10 people and the same 2 bars.a young person’s shared wisdom
This really struck me for a couple of reasons.
First, I agree wholeheartedly and
second, it makes me so sad how much the wings of young people have been clipped due to the global pandemic.
After I finished school I hit the airport and headed to Trinidad and Tobago. I learned so much about travel and people and maybe more importantly, about myself.
I learned how strong I was and that I could do anything I set my mind to. Check here some ideas that you could do.
Spread your wings or as the expression says…Get out of Dodge.
This is an old reference to Dodge City, Kansas made famous during old westerns.
To me it’s about escaping out of a small town–perhaps where acceptance is questionable and everyone knows what and who you are–it’s time to move on…
Where will you go when given the opportunity? Leave an answer in the comments. I love to know and hear what people have planned.
Teach the young people in your life to reach for their dreams.
Encourage diversity and growth.
There’s a big wide world out there and though you’ll see pictures online, it’s not the same as engaging and experiencing another place.
Once the world opens up again I hope you explore the next town, travel to the a neighboring state/province/prefecture. Make a plan to expand your horizons and grow as an individual.